Concept art for the live-action version of Avatar (from Netflix)
Netflix just announced that it will be creating a live-action version of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender.
The announcement was made by the show’s original creators Brian Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino in partnership with Netflix.
We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.
The original version of Avatar: The Last Airbender was aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. It was streamed on Netflix later on.
The production of the live-action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender will begin in 2019.
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